Euphorbia Cuttings

borrego(Z 10 L.A. Cal.)December 22, 2005

I think this is a pencil plant, but will leave that possibility open to those with more knowledge. Aside from the latex, any precautions to take when taking cuttings? It's getting a little leggy and I can take cuttings to friends. Is now the time to try to root cuttings? I am in Los Angeles........

Image link:

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
www_euphorbia_de(Germany)

Borrego,
this plant looks like a Senecio to me, not like a Euphorbia. Pick a leaf and look over the flowing out sap. If the plant is a Euphorbia of some sort the sap must be white in any case.

Frank
www.euphorbia.de

    Bookmark   December 22, 2005 at 5:23AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jeffrey_harris(San Diego, CA)

Borrego,

Frank knows his Euphorbias (and what's more, knows other people's too); he's correct. I forget which succulent Senecio (Daisy Family) that is, perhaps S. articulatus.

You shouldn't have much of a problem rooting them now, but it's done more quickly in the Spring, when higher temps yield greater results.

    Bookmark   December 22, 2005 at 9:32AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
paracelsus

I grow articulatus and am certain the plant in the photo is not that. The stems look like S. articulatus, but the leaves do not. Articulataus makes a little crown of lobulated leaves, this plant has a different type of leaf shape and arrangement. So Senecio, yes. Articulatus, no.

I'm sorry I can't offer a more precise identification.

    Bookmark   December 22, 2005 at 10:25AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mfyss

The plant looks similar to S. longiflora. Sure looks healthy. Yale

    Bookmark   December 22, 2005 at 10:59AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
greenlarry(UK 8/9)

It does look like a Senecio but not S. articulatus.

    Bookmark   December 22, 2005 at 12:17PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
buckhem

To answer your original question, yes the cuttings will take now. Better in the spring with a little more warmth, but OK now in zone 10.

BTW I agree with the ID as far as it goes above.

    Bookmark   December 22, 2005 at 2:04PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
paul_in_long_beach(Z 10 Sunset 24)

I posted pics of this plant (including one in bloom) not long ago. I'm calling it Senecio anteuphorbium. Do a search on my user name for the pics and web sites IDing the plant.

    Bookmark   December 22, 2005 at 5:05PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mfyss

Could be K. (or Senecio) anteuphorbium; mine is stockier, and not so vigorous. Yale

Here is a link that might be useful: K. anteuphorbium

    Bookmark   December 23, 2005 at 5:36PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Greenhouse at dawn (photo)
Here's a photo of my greenhouse about twenty minutes...
cactus_cowboy
Help with identifying this cactus
Hi Everyone. I got this cactus at the Huntington Garden...
oregonplantnut
Molding Cactus
Hello! I am very new to cacti and succulent gardening....
HelloKinzy
Need ID on a plant in South Maui
After driving past this area or South Maui for at least...
chisue
Grubs on succulents are killing them!
I am new to the group and have a question on how to...
mexicomuench
Sponsored Products
Dualit 72460 Cordless Jug Electric Kettle - 72460
$109.99 | Hayneedle
Acclaim Wall Cabinet by Wyndham Collection - Espresso
Modern Bathroom
Gym Flooring: Groovy Mats Flooring Grey Speck 3/8 in. Rubber Comfortable Mats
$4.97 | Home Depot
Mario Industries Beige Cut Corner Single Replacement Lamp Shade 93350
$39.97 | Home Depot
Prague Round High Outdoor Dining Table - Black, 30" Round, Patio Furniture
$949.00 | FRONTGATE
Irene-5 52" Ceiling Fan
LBC Lighting
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™